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Timeline

NPSA announces hand hygiene campaign FEB 2003  
  JAN 2004 Completion of six month pilot in acute trusts
Launch of Patient Safety Alert 04 to acute NHS trusts

Phased rollout of the campaign to acute NHS trusts across England and Wales
SEPT 2004  
  JUL 2006 Year Two of the campaign in acute NHS trusts
Publication of CMO’s annual report recommending that the campaign be further strengthened to involve patients and proposing a pilot in which patients are given their own dispenser of alcohol handrub on admission to hospital for staff to use. JUL 2007  
  AUG 2007 Testing of the extension of the campaign with 19 initial implementers
Year Three of the campaign in acute trusts begins NOV 2007  
  APR 2008 Phased rollout of the campaign to NHS primary care, mental health, ambulance and care trusts across England and Wales

Completion of three-month feasibility study on patient empowerment
Reissue of Patient Safety Alert on hand hygiene to all providers of NHS care SEPT 2008  
  JAN 2009 Year Four of the campaign in acute NHS trusts
Completion of phase one of the patient empowerment project to design interventions to engage patients in improving the hand hygiene of healthcare staff MAR 2009  
  APR 2009 Stage two of the campaign in NHS primary care, mental health, ambulance and care trusts
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